The Center for Manufacturing Research is part of The Manufacturing Institute, driving an agenda to research and support manufacturing excellence, innovation and talent and deliver solutions to make manufacturers in America globally competitive. In this role, the Center continues to document the importance of manufacturing in the economy, including the following resources:


Given the essential role of data and analysis in educating the public about the benefits of a skilled and robust manufacturing workforce, the Manufacturing Institute’s Center for Manufacturing Research is now offering companies and associations custom research products. Click here to learn more.

Current and existing projects include the following:

  • Economic Impact Study for the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
  • Economic Impact Study for the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)

The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with global consulting firms, produces leading market research on the manufacturing sector.  The regular series of reports include:

In addition to these series of reports, the Institute produces one-time reports on a range of topics affecting manufacturing.

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